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Archive for the ‘Cornish Issues’ Category

National Park for Cornwall? Yes please

Posted on: 7th June 2018

I would support the case being made for a National Park for Cornwall. The Government’s relaxation of planning controls is harming our environment. The planning system is fuelled by greed rather than by need. Weak planning simply means we get more of what we don’t want and less of what we need. I work to […]


We’ll take Cornish fishermen’s fight to Westminster

Posted on: 4th June 2018

Following a visit to the fishing port of Newlyn today, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Minister, Tom Brake MP and Andrew George, former local MP and Shadow Fisheries Minister, pledged to to protect Cornish fishing interests in the Westminster Brexit debates. Concern has been raised that promises made by Government Ministers that they would “take back […]

Environment policy has turned sharply downward

Posted on: 24th May 2018

Environment policy has turned sharply downward since the Conservatives shook off the stronger green credentials of the Liberal Democrats in 2015. They’ve: scrapped the Dept of Climate Change, sold off the Green Investment Bank, weakened planning controls, fought to free themselves from higher EU environmental standards, forced Cornwall to build at least another 7,000 houses […]

Andrew George encouraged by warm reception on The Lizard

Posted on: 15th May 2018

West Cornwall Liberal Democrats have been out and about on the Lizard this week meeting local people and undertaking the first of a rolling survey of opinions on local, national and international issues. They have been encouraged by the warm reception received. So far they’ve surveyed The Lizard, Ruan Minor and Cadgwith and will take […]

Taking back control of “our fish”?

Posted on: 2nd April 2018

Fishermen risk their lives to put food on our tables. So they don’t deserve to be deliberately misled, as they have been. I’ve always campaigned for an HONEST and DELIVERABLE policy for our fishermen; and have consistently opposed the irresponsible attempts of Conservatives and others to visit a cruel hoax on British fishermen. Like others […]

Industrial-scale tax avoidance and political influence by second homers must be stopped

Posted on: 19th January 2018

Former MP and housing campaigner, Andrew George, (who led the campaign to get rid of the Council Tax subsidy for second home owners nearly twenty years ago) is calling on Cornwall Council and the Government to clamp down on what he calls “industrial scale tax avoidance” and “preferential electoral influence” by second home owners in […]

Cornwall’s Recipe for Success

Posted on: 24th November 2015

In this, the second of two articles, former West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, examines the ongoing fight, between Cornwall and Westminster over who should decide the political and economic future of the land and the people living and working west of the River Tamar. Download full article > Published in Cornish World, 24 November 2015

Daring To Believe

Posted on: 15th September 2015

From heralding ‘heroic failure’ to celebrating success In this, the first of two articles, former West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, hails the successful campaigns which he asserts have secured significant progress in the promotion of Cornwall’s distinctiveness during the last couple of decades. Download full article > Published in Cornish World, 15 September 2015

Patient safety to be compromised as nurses lose out to bean counters once again – George

Posted on: 5th June 2015

Health campaigner, Andrew George, has warned that the decision of NHS chiefs to shelve work on safe registered nurse staffing levels on acute hospital wards would add to concerns about patient safety, lead to more excess and avoidable deaths and place intolerable stress on nurses who would leave the profession leading to greater dependence on […]

Still “Standing Up”; not walking away

Posted on: 12th May 2015

Post Election STATEMENT 1.     THANK YOU Thank you to the many people who helped and supported our campaign.  I am sorry that we were not able to get a better outcome. Also many thanks to the hundreds of people who have contacted me since the result was announced to express their disappointment and to offer ongoing […]